Just a heads up should anyone be in the vicinity of Manchester City centre on Wednesday 5th August I am volunteering for the Encephalitis society to raise awareness of this condition.
They will be set up in Piccadilly from 10am to 4pm in front of Queen Victoria's statue, there will be information, games to play and volunteers like me to share our stories.
Evidently there are 6,000 cases diagnosed in the UK each year but public awareness is very low.more than motor neurone disease and some forms of meningitis.
It costs the NHS around £40 million a year and this does not cover the cost of rehabilitation and the loss to the economy of the inability to return to work
Many sufferers of encephalitis do not survive and those that do can be left with far-reaching consequences.
Like many other health related societies, The Encephalitis Society does not receive government funding and does an amazing job supporting sufferers and their families.
So come along if you are in the vicinity, we would love to see you.